Dueville Communal Cemetery Extension
- Country Italy
- Total identified casualties 134 Find these casualties
- Identified casualties from First World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 45.63978, Longitude: 11.54854
Dueville is a commune in the Province of Vicenza, 12 kilometres north of the town of Vicenza. Leave the piazza in the centre of Dueville and head north towards Montecchio. At the traffic lights turn left onto Via Fosca. The cemetery is 100 metres on the left opposite the communal cemetery. Cemetery address: Via S. Fosca s.n - 36031 Dueville (VI) Veneto. GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude: 45.63984, Longitude: 11.54823.
There is a car park at the cemetery. The car park has several spaces for vehicles and a few accessible parking bays. The ground surface around the car park is firm and level. The closest entrance from the car park into the cemetery is approximately fifteen metres.
ACCESS, LAYOUT AND MAIN ENTRANCE
The main entrance into the cemetery is step free and level and leads onto grass paths which are firm. A double gate, approximately two metres wide gives access to the cemetery. The site has a gentle slope uphill, away from the main entrance.
The cemetery is enclosed within a stone wall, the Cross of Sacrifice is positioned on the right side of the cemetery. To the right of the Cross of Sacrifice is a stone pillar, in which the Register Box can be found.
Access is possible through the main entrance to the cemetery. There is a low metal gate leading from the car park, into the cemetery. All the paths within the cemetery are grass.
Dueville Cemetery Extension is permanently open.
The Italians entered the war on the Allied side, declaring war on Austria, in May 1915. Commonwealth forces were at the Italian front between November 1917 and November 1918, and rest camps and medical units were established at various locations in northern Italy behind the front, some of them remaining until 1919.
From April 1918 to the early months of 1919, the 9th, 24th and 39th Casualty Clearing Stations occupied the village school at Dueville and used the extension to the communal cemetery for the burial of those who died of wounds or disease. The Allied front on the Asiago Plateau was about 22 kilometres distant; the Piave front, to which the XIVth Corps was moved for the final attack on the Austrian positions in October 1918, was about 64 kilometres from the village.
The cemetery now contains 134 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, some of which were brought into the cemetery from other burial grounds after the Armistice and in the following years.
The extension also contians two French war graves.